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    DescriptionAuthoritative, wide-ranging, and unrivalled in its accessibility, The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World is a concise and lucid survey of life in ancient Greece and Rome, spanning 776 BC - AD 180, from the first Olympic games to the death of Marcus Aurelius. An approachable, user-friendly abridgement of the highly acclaimed Oxford Classical Dictionary, this book offers over 2,500 A-Z entries on aspects of life in the classical world, from politics, medicine, philosophy, art, and architecture, to history, myth and religion, mathematics, and literature, with biographical entries on the important individuals - both real and mythological - of the period. Appendices include a clear and comprehensive account of money and its value in the classical world; a chronology of events across Greece and the east and Rome and the west; maps; and a two-way quick-reference gazetteer. This invaluable resource for students and teachers of classics and classical civilization is affordable and quick and easy to use, as well as being a fascinating guide for anyone interested in learning more about the foundations of Western culture.


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    Title
    The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 880
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192801463
    ISBN 10: 0192801465
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: GTB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 51
    BISAC V2.8: HIS030000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1D, 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    DC22: 938.003
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DE5 .O92 2007
    Thema V1.0: GBC, GTM, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    5 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    02 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    The late John Roberts was Head of Classics at Eton College. He is the author of City of Sokrates (Routledge, 1998), a founder member of the JACT Ancient History Committee, and General Editor of the LACTOR series of translated sources for Greek and Roman history.
    Review quote
    Indispensable for the domestic library. International Review of Biblical Studies an essential volume for all those interested in or studying Classics... This is not only an informative reference book, but a fascinating read and easy to get absorbed in. Journal of Classics Teaching, Issue 12
    Table of contents
    PREFACE ; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS ; ABBREVIATIONS ; MAJOR AUTHORS ; NOTES TO THE READER ; THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD ; MONEY AND ITS VALUE IN THE CLASSICAL WORLD ; TWO-WAY GAZETTEER: ANCIENT PLACE NAMES AND THEIR MODERN DESCENDANTS ; CHRONOLOGY ; MAPS